OC Transpo unveils real-time bus arrival text alerts

The OC Transpo in Ottawa has unveiled real-time bus arrivals via text message. This is a free service that’s available in both English and French, but they state that standard carrier text rates apply. All you have to do is enter the stop number (which is located on the bus stop sign) to 560560 from your mobile phone. In addition, you can receive up to 3 upcoming bus arrival schedule times at once. OC Transpo also states they’ll be launching an app by the end of the year, but didn’t state which platforms it’ll be available on.

Source: OC Transpo